Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Taking a little break

Hey dolls
I have some sad news. Ill be taking a little break  from blogging for now. As you know I haven't had much time latley to blog and it just getting worse and when I do have time to myself I honestly dont feel like writing up a post right now. However I will still be posting on my facebook page which you can get a link to on the blog or just type in "One Nail To Another". I may return after christmas but right now with everything and my new store I just dont have the time.
So sorry and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years <3 xoxoxox

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fall into Autumn : Autumn Polka Dots!!

Hey dolls!!!
Ive finally got another Fall Into Autumn challenge for you guys today!!! Ive been slacking sooo hard on this challenge due to lack of time, which im really sad about as there winter challenge is starting soon. But hopefully I can do it :)
For this challenge I started out with 2 coats of OPI DS Illuminate. I then used a dotting tool and did dots using OPI Take The Stage and China Glaze Midnight Kiss. first picture is with flash the second is without. i really like these colors together.

Now if you want to see more awesome manicures, head on over to visit the other lovely ladies who are participating in this challenge!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Party Nails!!!!

Hey dolls!!!!
Thought id do a quick post and show you guys what I did today for my 25th birthday party tonight. I decided to do a pink theme since I loveeee pink. And since I love to bake of course I made my own cupcakes!!! I decided to do a dark chocolate cupcake with fresh raspberry icing!!! I even took fresh raspberries and simmered them down!! They are delicious!!!
I then decided to make some yummy Jell-o shooters!!! Since my favorite flavor is Fuzzy Navel (orange jell-o and peach schnapps) I used my pink Jell-o shooter cups to put them in.
And last but definatly not least the pink nails!!! I wanted pink but with a twist so I painted my nails with 4 coats of Billie Electric Pink, then used 2 coats of Julep Katie in different angels, and on Julep Kate I used a Black Stripe Rite to make Zebra print. I must say I really love the way these turned out!!
And that's the start of my party tonight!!! Now to go find something to wear to fit with my theme!! I hope you all have a great weekend <3

Friday, November 16, 2012

2 new China Glaze polishes!!!

Hey dolls!!!
Woo im on a roll, day 3 of posts thanks to scheduling!!! This week I recieved some more awesome nail mail from my birthday group and it was full of glitter!!1 I love a good glitter polish and this girl knocked it out of the park!!!
Look at all those goodies!!! and the awesome socks, in case you dont know I love adorable socks!!!
I also did some polish shopping today at work as the new China Glaze Worlds Away collection came in today!!! I ended up buying It's A Trap-eze, Water You Waiting For, and Creative Fantasy.
I of course had to try the two glitter right away since they are sooo awesome looking!! On my one had I used 3 coats of Its A Trap-eze and on my other I did 2 coats of Water You Waiting For.
I must say I love both of these polishes equally. They both applied really well and look amazing on!!!! The rest of the collection is also stunning, it was so hard to only buy three. Its so not a traditional colors you'd see this time of the year!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Color Club Winter Affair mini pack

Hello Lovelies!!!
Well tonight I have the new Color Club Winter Affair mini 4 pack to show you. They got released at Sally's at the beginning of the month. Ill tell ya how far behind I am, I did these manicure before November :( lol. But at least im finally showing ya!!!
Right to left are as follows
Snowflakie - A clear base flakie topcoat
Berry and Brights - A red shimmer
Gift of Sparkle - A blue shimmer with a hint of purple
Ho-ho-holly - A green shimmer with a hint of gold
Each swatch is 2 coats without a top coat.
I decided to use Gift of Sparkle, Ho-ho-Holly and Snowflakie as a manicure.
I must say I love these colors, they applied soo well and they are absolutely stunning, definatly represent winter!!! And the Color Club minis are just sooo stinking cute!! Definatly grab these if you see em in store!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My first Girly Bits!!!!

Hey dolls!!!!
Oh man this week has been crazyyy!!! besides it being my birthday week, and then having manager training Ive been working so much its insane. I have been painting my nails just no time to write any posts. So here is a  quick one for ya tonight so that I can hopefully write a few and schedule them over the next few days :)
I got 2 Girly Bits minis in my birthday packages so I thought id ear them together. I used Razzle Dazzle and Purple Potion for this manicure. It took 3 coats of each to get fully opaque. The sparkle in these are insane the photo really doesn't do them any justice.
Aren't they gorgeous!!!!! I was really surprised how easy the removal was for these, I used regular base coat and taking it off by just rubbing with acetone only took about 10 minutes which was awesome!!!
Anyways look out for some new posts with some new Color Club and China Glaze releases!!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My birthday nails

Hey dolls!!
Since tomorrow is my 25th birthday I just had to do some birthday nails tonight even thou im not doing much tomorrow for my birthday tomorrow as I'm celebrating it next weekend :) I really should be catching up on my fall challenge thou since im 2 weeks behind but this had to come first hehe.
I decided to do 5 different designs using an array of polishes. So ill tell ya what I used for each finger.
Thumb: CG Dance Baby, CG Hey Sailor, CG Fuchsia Fanatic, CG Sweet Hook, Billie French White, CG Sunshine Pop, CG Gaga For Green, CG Electric Beat, and CG Pink Plumeria
Pointer: Barry M Nude, Orly Winter Wonderland, Kleancolor Sugar Coat, CG Sunshine Pop and a Black Stripe Rite.
Middle: Billie French White, CG Dance Baby,CG Hey Sailor, CG Fuchsia Fanatic, CG Sweet Hook,CG Sunshine Pop, CG Gaga For Green, CG Electric Beat, and CG Pink Plumeria.
Ring: Barry M Nude, CG Electric Beat,  CG Gaga For Green, CG Pink Plumeria, and Stripe Rite in Black, Yellow and Orange.
Pinkie: Elemental Styles Actin-ium My Age, Billie French White, and a Gold and Black Stripe Rites.
I really like the way this turned out!!!! Definatly screams birthday to me hehe. Look forward to another birthday manicure next Saturday!!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My first Emily de Molly polishes!!!

Good afternoon dolls!!!!
Figured id get a post in for you guys before bed!! I have so many posts to show you, as Ive been panting my nails every day adn some how Ive fallen behind. But maybe this weekend ill try and do a few posts for you.
For today's post however I have another birthday nail mail to show you and some polishes that I got from it!!! I got an amazing gift from Nicole in my birthday group that other day that included my first Emily de Molly polishes. Shes an aussie based indie maker and her polishes are even better in real life!!
She got me When Planets Collide, Muted Madness and Ego Friendly. Of course I couldn't pick just one to try first so I did When Planets Collide on my left hand and Muted Madness on my right. I used 3 coats for both polishes :)
First ill show you When Planets Collide.
And then Muted Madness
There both so unique and stunning. So happy to finally have these in my possession. I must say I think I have the best birthday group, every package Ive got so far has been amazing!!! I love all my girls <3
But I hope you all have a great night and ill hopefully post something new tomorrow!!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall Into Autumn: Favorite Sweater

Hey lovelies!!!!!
Hope you all are having a great week!!! Ive received more awesome nail mail that ill show you over the next few days with some swatches of some of the colors. I got some new great indies and a gold top coat!!!!
But for today I have a fall challenge for you guys. Today is your favorite sweater. I had a hard time with this one and ended up really wanting to wear some holo polishes so I did a holo stripe sweater on one hand. and on the other is a holo french manicure that looks like a banded sweater.
The silver I used was Make-up Store Greta, it took 3 coats to be fully opaque but that was without a proper Aqua base. The blue is Depend Denim Blue, which only took 1 coat over top of Gretta. I used striping tape to help make the lines :)
I couldn't believe how holo Greta was even in the shade. Its absolutly insane and I cant wait to try it out on a sunny day to see its true beauty!!!!!

Now if you want to see more awesome manicures, head on over to visit the other lovely ladies who are participating in this challenge!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nubar Reclaim

Hey dolls!!!!
OMG this week has been crazy!!! I never knew how much work goes into opening a new store!!!! Ive been so busy with it this week, that Ive barely had time to do my nails, and of course I broke a few in the process so im back down to nubbins :( But I must say my store is looking great and im so excited for the future!!!
Now I recieved another awesome birthday package this week!!!! I got a bunch of totally awesome polishes and some absolutly delicious chocolate!!!!
I couldn't wait to try out Nubar Reclaim as I dont own a green holo even close to it. And omg is it ever gorgeous!!!!! Its the perfect winter color!!! I used 2 coats for this mani.
Isnt that beautiful!!!!! I so wish I could have worn this longer sadly thou I ruined it today at work!!!!
I did paint my nails again tonight so hopefully ill be able to do another blog post for you guys tomorrow :)
Hope you all have a great week <3

Monday, October 29, 2012

My halloween nails

Hey dolls!!!
Today was my first day in my new store, and I cant tell you how exciting it is!!!! I have a meeting all day tomorrow so I had to do my Halloween manicure tonight. I decided to go the simple colorful route this time.
I started out with 3 coats of OPI Hi, Pumpkin. I then did one coat of Julep Anne on the tips. I then took a Black Stripe Rite and drew on the spider webs. When that was all done I decided it needed something else so I made a glow-in-the-dark top coat out of pigment I got the other day. I got 6 different glow colors and for this one I choose green :)
I got the inspiration for the design from this blog. 
I cant believe how well the glow pigment works. this was only after about a minute of exposing my nails to the night. Its insane!!! bad thing is is that you can see anywhere it touches the skin so it took me a while to clean up.
Anyways I hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween <3!!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall into Autumn: Halloween

Hey dolls!!!
Its the end of the week again!!!! Tomorrow is my last day at my current store and its quiet sad, ill miss my girls, but im also really excited for whats ahead. I was nice yesterday and decided to bake the girls cupcakes before I left. So I made them Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter chips. Topped with Peanut Butter icing with chocolate chips on it. They are delicious!!!
But enough about cupcakes and onto some nails. Today I have the Halloween challenge for you. I think this is my first post using my light box. I need to get a new light that doesn't make my skin look orange, and will get me a bit more light but its getting there :)
So for the Halloween mani I decided to use 5 different colors, with 5 different glitter, and different stamps on each.
Thumb : China Glaze Pelican Grey, Nubar Black Polka Dots, Plate OB26
Pointer: China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard, Franken - Zombie Rot, Plate OB26
Middle: Julep Anne, Cult Nails Seduction, Yellow Stripe Rite,  Plate BM-305
Ring: Sally Girl Banana, Franken - Witches Brew, Plate BM-301
Pinkie: China Glaze Orange You Hot, Franken - Sweets N' Treats, Plate BM-305

Now if you want to see more awesome manicures, head on over to visit the other lovely ladies who are participating in this challenge!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A-Engald and Make-up Store

Hey dolls!!!

Sorry Ive been MIA again, I ended up wearing my last manicure till sunday and I was swamped all weekend with stuff. But im back again!!!

Today I thought id show you the nail mail I recieved last week, I got 2 of my birthday gifts so far!!

Lovely Kira overly spoiled me!!! She got me Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle, Make-up Store Charmine, A-England Lady of the Lake, and Barry M Nude, Mint Green, Vivid Purple, and Shocking Pink. As well as some delicious candies!!!

Sweet Nini also spoiled me!!!! She got me Girly Bits Purple Potion, Gosh Magic Star, Sephora Twinkle Twinkle, Revlon Preview Pink, and Models Own Disco Mix and Lilac Dream. As well as a cool buffer set and also yummy candies!!

I cant believe how awesome my first to packages were, definatly better than what I ever expected!! My girls are the greatest <3

And of course I had to use some of the new holos right away so I used Charmine and Lady of the Lake.

I cant believe how amazing these are!!!! 2 coats and they are prefect, the holo was insane and that wasnt even int eh sunlight!! Sadly it was cloudy the day I wore this!! But ill defiantly be trying them again soon!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall into Autumn: Autmn Ombre/Gradient

Hello again lovelies!!!!!
I decided to do the second challenge post right away as im sooooo excited for this one!!! I'm soo in love with the mani, it turned out better then what I had hoped!!!!!
I saw an awesome tutorial on YouTube by Robin Moses called Love Birds , I decided to use her tutorial for this manicure but not to do the birds and to bring the leaves and branches further up the nails. My goal was to make it look like falling leaves but to use all the colors of the rainbow like Robin did.
I started out with 2 coats of Barry M Nude as the base. I must say I love this color, its nice and sheer and matches my skin tone!!!!! I couldn't stop starring at it and it was only a nude!!!
Since I used so much for this manicure Ill break it down by hand :) I did use a mix of brown and black acrylic paint for the branches.
For the left hand I used the following :
China Glaze Hey Sailor
China Glaze Riveting
China Glaze Orange You Hot
Julep Hayden
Julep Blake
China Glaze Electric Pineapple
Acrylic Paints
For the right hand I used the following:
OPI Who The Shrek Are You
China Glaze Entourage
China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise
China Glaze Frostbite
China Glaze Tempest
Julep Anne
Acrylic Paints
Now sorry for the picture spam of the nails!!!!! I took soo many pictures and narrowed it down to 6 pictures out of about 40!!
 I am so in love with this, Robin does a great tutorial and made it soo easy to recreate. Ill definatly be keeping this on for a while, but I do have other manis saved up to show you guys later on in the week so stay tuned :)

Now if you want to see more awesome manicures, head on over to visit the other lovely ladies who are participating in this challenge!!!

Fall into Autumn: Pumpkins

Hey dolls!!!
Hope your week has been going good!!! Ive been going crazy since the vacation between interviews for my new store and home life, but I have made time to do my nails just havent had time to blog :(
I have 2 challenge manis to blog about, some epic nail mail as its my month in my birthday group, and some new pretties :)
So today I have for you the first challenge post, pumpkins!!!
I had so much hopes for this manicure, it just didnt turn out as good as in my head. I loved Neverlands Nails creepy scratch nail art that I thought it would be the prefect technique for the base of the pumpkin. I started out with 2 coats of OPI Candle light, then did one coat of OPI Hi Pumpkin followed with 1 coat of Essence Wake Up. I think when I did the scratch card I pulled too hard as it went right down to the bare nail :(
I then used a bright green and a darker green stripe right for the leaves, but I used a base of white for them to make them pop more.

Now if you want to see more awesome manicures, head on over to visit the other lovely ladies who are participating in this challenge!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

China Glaze Bohemians

Hello Lovelies!!!
Hope you all are having a great week, I know I probably am lol.
Today's I have the remaining 2 China Glaze Bohemian polishes to show you. A while ago I bought the first 4 adn swatched them, and the other day when they went on reduced at my work I picked up the last two.
Swanky Silk is a soft golden/taupe duo chrome. I love how neutral this color is but also how shinny and shimmery it looks. For this swatch I used 2 coats, it is a bit streaky thou which im not a fan of.
Overall thou im really glad I got this color, I can see this being great if you need something not so flashy but still with a little pizzazz!!
Rare & Radiant is a dupe of many colors. Its a gold/green duo chrome. I normally dont like golds on me, but this one I kinda do. Its probably the green hue that makes me like it more. Definatly great for the fall thou.
Again for this I used 2 coats which I think works perfect. Ill have to do a comparison to the OPI color this is similar to as I own both of them :)
Anyway thou dolls, I'll be back tomorrow with a new post :) Have a great weekend!!! <3

Thursday, October 11, 2012

OPI Burlesque Little Teasers minis

Hey dolls!!!
Today is the last day of the OPI mini sets. The last set I picked up was the Burlesque Little Teasers. When this collection came out I did get a few of them, The Show Must Go On, Teas-y Does It, and Sparkle-icious.  OF course in this mini set is one of those colors lol.
I love the shimmer in this mini set, its just soo shinny and pretty. I love me a good shimmer :)
Left to right (sorry for the visible nail line) :
Ali's Big Break - red shimmer, 3 coats
The Show Must Go On! - deep pink shimmer, 3 coats
Take the Stage - warm orange shimmer, 3 coats
Rising Star - gold shimmer, 3 coats
I love all these colors soo much!! Again thou I just wish they were more opaque. I hate seeing a visible nail line and after 3 coats, it really should still be there :( But that wont stop me from wearing these beauties, ill just have to layer them on more next time!!!!
Now I have one more scheduled post for you guys tomorrow and then Ill be back on Saturday!!!! Hope you enjoyed all the mini sets!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Minis

Hey dolls!!!

Here is day 2 of the OPI mini collection, and today we have Pirates of the Caribbean!!!! I dont know about you guys but I totally loved that movie, who cant love Jack Sparrow?? But this is one collection I never bought a polish from and after getting my hands on this mini set im not to sure why...
I was sooo excited for that pink and purple!!! The colors are sooo dusty its amazing!!!!
Left to right:
Stranger Tides - Is a dusty mint green, 4 coats
Sparrow me the Drama - Is a grey based purple, 3 coats
Planks a Lot - A dusty pink , 3 coats
Skull & Crossbones - A greenish grey, 4 coats
I love the colors of these I just wish the formula was a bit better, the end 3 were really streaky adn that's why they need 4 caots. if they'd take less coats id totally be in love with this entire collection. But i must say that pink and purple are amazing!!! And im soo glad I now own them!!!
Tomorrow look forward for the Burlesque minis!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

OPI So So Skullicious Minis

Hello lovelies!!!
Today is the first of 3 scheduled OPI mini posts!!!! So the reason there's 3 is that the other day I went to my local Cosmo Prof and outta the blue they had 2 old mini sets there and the new Halloween one. So of course I picked up all the and they only cost $18!!!!
So today I have for you guys the So So Skullicious set. This is there 2012 Halloween collection.

 I actually really like this collection, there all creams and nice and bring besides the black.
from left to right:
Candlelight - A bright yellow cream, took 3 coats
Morning Glory - A shiny black cream, took 2 coats
A-rose from the Dead - A bright pink cream, took 2 coats
Hi, Pumpkin - A bright orange cream, took 3 coats
I was very impressed with there black, wasn't even streaky which is nice. And that pink is to die for. So wish that came in a larger bottle as id be all over that.
Overall im really pleased with this collection, they have some good colors and great formulas and of course the cute mini bottles are a plus. Also you get 10 little nail decals with it that look like skulls which are also a plus.
Look forward to the Pirates of the Caribbean minis tomorrow!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Think Pink

Hey dolls!!!!
Before I leave for the week I thought id show you guys the manicure ill be rocking for my vacation.
I made a franken is honor of breast cancer for myself and called it Think Pink. Its a clear base with different pink and white glitters in it.
For the swatches its 1 coat alone, 1 coat over black, and 1 coat over Orly Fancy Fuchsia.
For my nails I used Orly Liquid Vinyl on all nails but my ring finger which I used Orly Fancy Fuchsia and then did 1coat of Think Pink.
I really love this franken and will be really happy having this on my nails for the week.
I hope you all have a great week and I have scheduled posts set to post at 10:01 am every day, so make sure to check them out :)